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Sunday June 26 2016

Garden Tour To Benefit Thornden Park Association

Hosted by: Thornden Park Association


On June 26th, for the 25th season, the Thornden Park Association is hosting its Annual Tour of gardens located in and around the Syracuse University neighborhood. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet the creators of these unique spaces and to mark this event’s first quarter century.

$15.00 tickets will be on sale at the Field House in Thornden Park on the day of the tour from 12 noon to 3 pm. (Enter the park at the E.M. Mills Rose Garden) Self-guided tours begin at 1 PM and end at 4 PM. A map highlighting the gardens, their location and history, will be provided with each ticket purchase.

While each garden has its own striking character and purpose, all of them make creative use of outdoor space and share a common respect for the both the neighborhood’s dramatic topography and the region’s native plants. Above all, the owners of each property have treated the entire site as a garden, and will be available to discuss both plants and concepts, and to answer any questions. The gardens and the gardeners reflect what is unique about the university neighborhood: the diverse interests and unique talents of its residents.

Garden tours raise funds for The Thornden Park Association’s continuing efforts to restore and revitalize the park, which has been its mission since its inception in 1983